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About CRD

CRD is the College and Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA).

This division provides a focus for the academic libraries in the state.

The CRD provides numerous opportunities for PA academic librarians to become more locally involved (in both in-person and online environments) and further develop their careers. Specific initiatives include the annual CRD workshop, the Connect & Communicate webinar series, and the CRD’s peer-reviewed, open-access journal, PaLRaP. To learn more, visit the Get Involved page.

The Home page of the CRD features news, announcements, and stories from a diverse group of PA librarians, also known as the CRD Blog Team. Current Blog Team members include:

  • Michele Anfuso, Circulation Desk Lead, Memorial Library of Nazareth
  • Maureen Bentz, Access Services Librarian, Lebanon Valley College
  • Megan Blount, Interlibrary Loan Specialist, York College
  • Amy Cooper White,Learning Services and Curriculum Design Librarian, Penn State
  • James D’Annibale, Technology and Instructional Design Librarian, Wilson College
  • Daniel De Kok, Reference and Special Collections Assistant, Lincoln University
  • Nicholas Gardner, Library Technical Assistant II, West Virginia University
  • Clayton Garthwait, Assessment/Reference Librarian, West Chester University
  • Alexandrea Glenn, Research & Instruction Librarian, Susquehanna University
  • Shanna Hollich, Collection Management Librarian, Wilson College
  • Annie Jansen, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Brandywine
  • Brendan Johnson, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Abington
  • Dana Kerrigan, Director of Library Services, Valley Forge Military Academy
  • Alexander Kirby, Information and eLearning Librarian, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
  • Amanda Leftwich, Online Learning Librarian / Faculty Diversity Fellow, Montgomery County Community College
  • Samantha Martin, Research & Collections Librarian, Washington & Jefferson College
  • Ronald McColl, Special Collections Librarian, West Chester University
  • Nicole Miyashiro, Editor, Penn State
  • Emily Mross, Business Librarian, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Linda Neyer, Health Sciences/ Science Librarian, Bloomsburg University
  • Laura O’Reilly, Library Director, University of Valley Forge
  • Darren Poley, Librarian for Humanities, Classics, Theology & Religious Studies, Villanova University
  • Andrea Pritt, STEM Librarian, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Bonnie Powers, Content Services Librarian, Franklin & Marshalll College
  • Michelle Reale, Access Services and Outreach Librarian, Arcadia University
  • Kelly Safin, Reference/Public Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
  •  Jessica Showalter, Information Resources and Services Support Specialist, Penn State Altoona
  • Bret Stifler, Systems Librarian, Carlow University

Last updated: October 2019

Click here to view the most recent version of the CRD bylaws.

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